Scholarship and Financial Aid Options

The following academic scholarships and grants are awarded at the time of admission to the University.

Academic Scholarships

Dominican University offers scholarships based on an individual’s academic abilities. Academic scholarships include:

Information regarding additional scholarships is available from the Office of Admissions at 1-866-4DC-INFO.

Merit Scholarships

Dominican University recognizes academic performance by awarding academic scholarships. These scholarships are not need-based.

Athletic Scholarships

We offer tuition scholarships to talented athletes who participate on our athletic teams. Women’s teams include basketball, cross-country, track and field, lacrosse, soccer, softball and volleyball. Men’s teams include baseball, basketball, cross-country, track and field, golf, lacrosse, and soccer.

St. Dominic Scholarship

Students from Catholic high schools are eligible for this scholarship in addition to the Freshman Scholarship. Students with a grade point average of 3.0-3.49 receive an additional $1,000, and those with a grade point average from 3.5-4.0 receive an additional $2,000.

Need-Based Grant-in-Aid

Dominican University provides funds that are based strictly on financial need. These grants are part of our effort to make college education affordable for students. The University offers a limited number of need-based grants to undergraduate students annually. These Grant-in-Aid funds are not automatically renewed.  As these funds are need-based, a processed FAFSA is required, and a determination of award is made after all other sources of financial aid are taken into account.  It is the purpose of these funds to be the final source to assist students in meeting the cost of education

Rockland County Employees

Full-time employees of the Rockland County government are eligible for the following tuition reductions:

  • Undergraduate: $350 reduction for every three credits taken online
  • Graduate: $400 reduction for every three credits taken online or in the classroom

Federal Pell Grant

Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. These grants do not have to be repaid.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

This grant is for undergraduate students with exceptional financial needs. An FSEOG also does not have to be paid back.

Federal Work-Study Program

This program provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial needs, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to your course of study. The wages will be at least the current federal minimum wage. The total Federal Work-Study award depends on when a student applies, the level of need, and the funding level of the college.

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

This program is available to New York State residents, attending full-time (12 credits for Semester students; 9 credits per combined Accel term students,) only. The maximum annual award for TAP is $5000. Award amounts are based on NYS Net Taxable Income. The award year for New York State begins with summer sessions. Since TAP is a grant, it does not have to be repaid.

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Contact us: 

Student Financial Services  (Formerly Financial-Aid & Bursar’s office) 
470 Western Highway
Orangeburg, NY 10962
Tel: (845) 848-7821
Fax: (845) 359-4317